Higham admits Warrington were second best to Saints

Warrington hooker Mickey Higham is in no doubt that his team did not deserve victory against St Helens last Thursday.

Higham feels that the Wolves only showed their true form in patches, and will be working hard to improve this week in training.

“We were not good enough on the night – the better team won,” said Higham.

“We showed in spits and spats what we can do, but we’re disappointed that the intensity levels against Leeds of the week before couldn’t be maintained against Saints.

“Fair credit to Saints, they came out and come out of the blocks at us.

“We got back in phases, but overall on the night we just weren’t good enough.

“We made it a little bit of a fight towards the end, but the damage was done early.

“Against good teams, when you’re chasing, you’re not going to come out with a victory.

“We’ve had a good look at the video, on things we need to improve on and where we’re going wrong.

“The good thing is that they’re not major changes, they’re just little things that weren’t quite there on the day, and they’re easily fixable.

“A few more days training and we can take it into the game on Friday.”

The performance of Saints’ big pack this season has been one of their more impressive features, though Higham felt that Warrington coped generally quite well with that phsyicality.

When Warrington welcome Huddersfield to the Halliwell Jones this Friday, Higham wants to see a significant overall improvement, however.

“They’re a big side, with the likes of Alex Walmsley, Mose Masoe, Kyle Amor, Joey Greenwood, they’re all big boys when they’re running at you,” he said.

“They did their job well at the weekend, they ran hard.

“But I thought we did an alright job on them with our contact, and a bit of wrestle on the floor.

“But we probably let them play a little too quick, and they got a roll on.

“So we were disappointed with that because the week before, the job we did physically on Leeds – how we slowed them down –  it was pleasing.

“So to take a step back was a bit disappointing.

“But we’ve another great test this week against another big pack in Huddersfield, so what better way to try and get it right than against a good side like that.”

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